The Marikina Shoe Museum was conceived in 1998 under Mayor Bayani F. Fernando on the assumption that the City, being the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, can be a significant venue for nurturing the historical and cultural values of its shoe industry. It was opened in February 16, 2001 and was initially called the Footwear Museum of Marikina. Information courtesy: Marikina City Website

Marikina Shoe Museum
THE COLLECTION OF IMELDA MARCOS SHOES ON DISPLAY: The former first lady, Imelda Marcos, was given an average of 10 pairs of shoes by Marikina’s local Magsasapatos every week. So, do the computation, if that lasted for a couple of years, then, it's going to be a gigantic collection of shoes. Since Marikina city is the shoe capital of the Philippines, 800 pairs out of Imelda’s 3000 pairs of shoes are in here. There are locally handcrafted shoes and other international brands.

Imeldific - according to, Adjective. (comparative more Imeldific, superlative most Imeldific) Ostentatiously extravagant, sometimes to the point of vulgarity. (rare) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Imelda Marcos.

In every corner of the museum, you'll see paintings and photographs captured a few decades ago. Photos were taken from different mansions and palaces across the world. The main subject is former President Ferdinand Marcos with Imelda, his first lady, together with a few of the world's powerful personalities.

The Marikina Shoe Museum also has a collection of shoes donated by some of the influential and prominent people in the Philippines; from the politics and entertainment industry. These include the a pair of shoes from former Presidents Manuel Roxas and Ferdinand Marcos; Senators Loren Legarda, Meriam Defensor Santiago, Jose de Venecia, Bong Bong Marcos; the comedy king FPJ, Christine Reyes, Lisa Macuja Elizalde, and many more.